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Compare And Contrast With Detailed Reference Used To The Language Used How Blake And Wordsworth Have Described The City In London And Westminster Bridge.

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Compare and Contrast with Detailed Reference Used to the Language Used How Blake and Wordsworth have described the City in London and Westminster BridgeThe poets Blake and Wordsworth have wrote two opposing poems, which express different opinions of industrial places. I will be comparing the language and attitude expressed by both poets. Blake seems to express extreme dislike towards London, whilst Wordsworth expresses like, and peace in his view towards Westminster Bridge. In the first two lines Blake expresses clear dislike in the way the Thames has been treated. In the first line he gives the word charter'd meaning by saying that the streets are "each charter'd street", this gives the meaning of "mapped". He calls the Thames mapped because of the way it has been modified to flow in a direction to man's liking, he is also saying that the Thames is now as unnatural as the city, Blake dislikes this as we know he is a natural loving person. He the goes on to say that man is spiritually weak "marks of weakness, marks of woe", and that people are saddened at having to live in the city.He than goes on in the second stanza by saying that children see the way Blake does "in every infants cry of fear", and that they have not yet accepted that they have no choice but to live in London. He stresses this by later saying "The mind-forg'd manacles I hear", by saying that man has imprisoned himself in the town and that they believe that there is no way in which they can leave.In the third stanza he stresses that people do not want to be in London by giving reasons. He states that the Chimney-sweeper is under attack from soot. He continues to say that the Church is appalled, and ruined, and is probably saying that the church has turned black due to the amount of pollution in London's air. He continues and states that a soldier on patrol sighs with unhappiness.In the fourth stanza he says that in London there are prostitutes "Harlot" and is probably referring to...

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